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Black Stool During Pregnancy
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
If on IRON: The iron in the prenatal vitamin, or if you are even on a supplemental Iron pill can cause the stool to be black. Call your GYN to assure you are on an iron supplement. If so, most likely fine, but at next visit, you could always have your stool checked for heme to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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I m a female and i got green and black stool so whats it mean?I have a early pregnancy and have some medicine
I m a female and i got green and black stool so whats it mean?
I have a early pregnancy and have some medicine
27wks pregnant.Noticed black stool today. Have constipation from before preg. Havnt taken iron tab for 2days. Havnt eaten beetroot.Shud i b concerned?
Possibly: Black stools, usually sticky and foul smelling, may be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding. Iron supplements and pepto bismol will turn the stool color black even 2 days after taking it. If it continues you should have your stool checked for blood. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am 14 weeks pregnant. I am having black stools from the very next day i started my iron tabs, but no pain or constipation, will it effect my baby.?
Probably not: Iron supplements will turn your stool black and correcting the anemia is safer for your baby than not. The assumption here is that the black stools are from the iron pills and not from bleeding from an unknown as yet site. Confirm with your OB gyn. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am 26 wks pregnant and have black stool in the morning for the last wk but I'm on pain killer from a knee surgery should I be worried?
Black Stool: Black, tarry, malodorous stool could be related to GI bleeding. However, if you are taking medication containing iron (such as prenatal vitamins) or peptobismal - those could cause black stools too. Please let your OB know so that this can be assessed. Take care. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have black stool the last two times. I'm not on any iron supplements. What could be the cause if this?
Iron or blood : If you are taking prenatal vitamins, which have extra iron in them, you might have this occur. Alternatively, you might have bleeding somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract (ex:bleeding ulcer) that should be further evaluated and worked-up. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm 11 weeks pregnant and noticed black stools from 2 days. I'm using naturemade prenatal multi+dha one soft gel per day which contain 27mg of iron.
Melena is also known as Black stool. Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more
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